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08-11-2008, 09:02 PM
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Canadiens Projected Lines per TSN

AKost-Plekanec-Kovalev-------------- (Understandable)
Higgins-Koivu-Tanguay---------------- (SKost on third line? Tanguay RW?)
Latendresse-Lapierre-SKost----------- (Skost on third line? Lats LW?)
Begin-Chipchura-Kostopoulos/Laraque (Kosto and BGL spliting time? Kosto back to RW)

I found their Projections Wierd. I thought that Tanguay would be 1st LW dropping AKost down to play with his brother and Koivu. I thought Higgins and Chipper would be on the third to be shutdown forwards and have Lats playing on their RW. I thought we would keep Kosto on LW and give him full time there and Laraque full time on RW with Lapierre in the middle.

Just everything about their projections were a little off. I know we disgust lines alot but, thoughts?

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I find that 2nd line interesting. It raises alot of questions as it could be used in a defensive role but it's definetly food for thought.

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Well they'll try many different combos during pre-season. It's trying to fit Tanguay somewhere, that's the real question. But at least we know that the Kovalev line will perform, so they can always revert to that option if the offence is struggling.

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Well they'll try many different combos during pre-season. It's trying to fit Tanguay somewhere, that's the real question. But at least we know that the Kovalev line will perform, so they can always revert to that option if the offence is struggling.
I would like to see the different line combos they come up with also. but IMO the biggest line-up question mark was AKost or Tanguay on first line LW. Whatever combonations, our first two lines look to be a big offensive threat.

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I actually like those lines a lot. IMO, S.Kost will be on the third line now because of Tanguay (at least at the beginning of the year). I also think he complements Lats nicely, better than Higgins would anyway(if he's the one you were thinking should go on the 3rd instead of S.Kost).

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Swap Tender and SK, i.e. Tender on the right and SK on the left and I find theses lines pretty sharp.

But I must question to the weakest link on that line being Lapierre...

I am unsure of Lapierre's offensive game. Chips offensive potential may be more suited.

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TSN is guessing just like all of us.... Carbo has given no indication of what the lines will be to start the preseason, and then preseason performance will dictate regular season lines.

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I would like to see the different line combos they come up with also. but IMO the biggest line-up question mark was AKost or Tanguay on first line LW. Whatever combonations, our first two lines look to be a big offensive threat.
I figure they will try to give Andrei K his "own" line this season. That is, take him away from Kovalev and put him back to his natural RW position, let him control/dictate the play since he's maturing. To me that would make the most sense, incase Kovalev does not return the year after, Andrei would have to be the go-to guy.

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I agree with the threadstarter- these are my dream lines

Tanguay-Plekanec-Kovalev
Kostitsyn-Koivu-Kostitsyn
Higgins-Chipchura-Latendresse
Begin/Kostop-Lapierre-Laraque

Although knowing Carbo's reclusiveness to radical line changes, I doubt we see anything similar to that until at least Christmas

Although I REALLY want Chipchura-Latendresse back together...they compliment each other very well when they played together

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I'd be very interested in seeing those lines but swapping AKost for Tanguay and Lapierre for Chips.

Tanguay-Plekanec-Kovalev
Higgins-Koivu-A Kostitsyn
Latendresse-Chipchura-S Kostitsyn
Kostopoulos-Lapierre-Laraques

Both Kostitsyns get to be the go to guy on their line offensively. It gets Andrei back on the right side without the Plekanec-Kovalev duo losing anything.

We know Akost-Plekanec-Kovalev will be dynamite, but if Andrei continues his to develope the way he's capable of this could give us 2 amazing lines (4 possible 30 goal scorers in Pleks, Kovy, Higgins, A Kost... all 6 of these guys can skate, handle the puck well and pass the puck extremely well) a very decent third line with the crafty Sergei making plays, Latendresse with the size and soft hands, and Chipchura taking care of business defensively. And who doesn't like that 4th line?

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I figure they will try to give Andrei K his "own" line this season. That is, take him away from Kovalev and put him back to his natural RW position, let him control/dictate the play since he's maturing. To me that would make the most sense, incase Kovalev does not return the year after, Andrei would have to be the go-to guy.
So like

Tanguay-Pleks-Kovalev<<Kovalev's lin
SKost/Higgins-Koivu-Akost <<<<<this would be AKost's line

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I'd be very interested in seeing those lines but swapping AKost for Tanguay and Lapierre for Chips.

Tanguay-Plekanec-Kovalev
Higgins-Koivu-A Kostitsyn
Latendresse-Chipchura-S Kostitsyn
Kostopoulos-Lapierre-Laraques

Both Kostitsyns get to be the go to guy on their line offensively. It gets Andrei back on the right side without the Plekanec-Kovalev duo losing anything.

We know Akost-Plekanec-Kovalev will be dynamite, but if Andrei continues his to develope the way he's capable of this could give us 2 amazing lines (4 possible 30 goal scorers in Pleks, Kovy, Higgins, A Kost... all 6 of these guys can skate, handle the puck well and pass the puck extremely well) a very decent third line with the crafty Sergei making plays, Latendresse with the size and soft hands, and Chipchura taking care of business defensively. And who doesn't like that 4th line?
Latendresse is a natural RW and SKost (So ive heard) is a natural LW so if you just switch them. then this looks good


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TSN is guessing just like all of us.... Carbo has given no indication of what the lines will be to start the preseason, and then preseason performance will dictate regular season lines.
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If anything doesn't work i would try :

Tanguay - Koivu - Kovalev
Higgins - Plekanec - AKost
Latendresse - Lapierre - Laraque (LaLaLa line)
SKost - Chipchura - Kostopoulos

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Latendresse is a natural RW and SKost (So ive heard) is a natural LW so if you just switch them. then this looks good
I'm pretty sure I've heard both say it doesn't matter to them which side they play on but I agree, let them decide amongst themselves where they want to play... it doesn't make a difference to me.

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I'm of the school of thought that wants to keep the Kost bros seperated. Give them time togheter as a carrot like last season. When ever they are paired they give that little extra. But if they were paired for a season they would get to comfortable.

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TSN is guessing just like all of us.... Carbo has given no indication of what the lines will be to start the preseason, and then preseason performance will dictate regular season lines.
Is there anybody on here who thought this somehow came from Carbo and is the guaranteed opening night lineup?

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LOL

SK with Latendresse and Lapierre is a WASTE!

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AKost-Plekanec-Kovalev-------------- (Understandable)
Higgins-Koivu-Tanguay---------------- (SKost on third line? Tanguay RW?)
Latendresse-Lapierre-SKost----------- (Skost on third line? Lats LW?)
Begin-Chipchura-Kostopoulos/Laraque (Kosto and BGL spliting time? Kosto back to RW)

I found their Projections Wierd. I thought that Tanguay would be 1st LW dropping AKost down to play with his brother and Koivu. I thought Higgins and Chipper would be on the third to be shutdown forwards and have Lats playing on their RW. I thought we would keep Kosto on LW and give him full time there and Laraque full time on RW with Lapierre in the middle.

Just everything about their projections were a little off. I know we disgust lines alot but, thoughts?
No Sundin ?

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The Top 6 is going to be really abstract until the season starts. If Sundin signs, we would have a better understanding onto how the lines would be set up
Tanguay - Sundin - S Kostitsyn
A Kostitsyn - Plekanec - Kovalev
Latendresse/Kostopoulos - Koivu - Higgins
Begin - Lapierre - Laraque

However, if Sundin doesnt sign, that leaves Montreal with 7 possible Top 6 players and like usual, the best players/chemistry get the best spots.

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I figure they will try to give Andrei K his "own" line this season. That is, take him away from Kovalev and put him back to his natural RW position, let him control/dictate the play since he's maturing. To me that would make the most sense, incase Kovalev does not return the year after, Andrei would have to be the go-to guy.
I see no problem with kostitsyn playing with Kovalev! This was basicly our top line last year so what is the dought?
Sure there will be a time that Andree will play with out Kovy but what's the rush?

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I'm of the school of thought that wants to keep the Kost bros seperated. Give them time togheter as a carrot like last season. When ever they are paired they give that little extra. But if they were paired for a season they would get to comfortable.
Why is that? I don't think the Sedins get too comfortable because they play together...I think it would be quite the opposite.

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Why is that? I don't think the Sedins get too comfortable because they play together...I think it would be quite the opposite.
I'm thinking that it's not a issue for them. They are just happy with playing on the same team. On the same line must be just pure joy but they seem to have made their own path. They are not twins either. So on the same line or not, they are on our team and would want to chose just one. them being brother just makes it better for the tals!

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I see no problem with kostitsyn playing with Kovalev! This was basicly our top line last year so what is the dought?
Sure there will be a time that Andree will play with out Kovy but what's the rush?
To have two explosive and dangerous lines at all times. Last year, though the offence was spread out, the Kovy line was the only one that posed a huge threat when out there. If you throw Tanguay with Kovy and Plekanec you have maybe an even scarier line, then throw Andrei on the 2nd, who was at a PPG pace the last half, to give teams nightmares. He just needs to go to his natural position sometime and be a team leader. Right now he's letting Kovalev do the work and is complimenting him. People need to compliment Andrei, he has the skill and just needed the confidence which he got last year.

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Tanguay said in an interview on the night of the trade, on the show La Zone on SRC, that he can play RW as well as LW. I think the show is archived on the SRC site if you don't believe me. If it's true that he's comfortable there, even though I can't recall him ever playing RW as a NHLer, it would be excellent.

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I find that the projected lineup per TSN makes a lot of sense, and could very well be our starting lineup on opening night. Only thing I see is that Chipchura could beat out Lapierre as the 3rd center. As a fan, I'd rather see A Kost play on Koivu's RW on the second line but I doubt it'll happen.

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